Julia Flynn Siler‘s story, “A Horrible Death to Die”, won top honors in the crime writing category of this year’s Los Angeles Press Club awards.





Gabrielle Selz’s biography Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis won a silver medal from The California Book Awards in the category of non-fiction. The award ceremony will take place June 6, 2022.




The Wall Street Journal published Julia Flynn Siler‘s review of historian Richard White’s latest book, “Who Killed Jane Stanford: A Cold-Case on Campus.”

KQED’s Forum show interviewed Frances Dinkelspiel for a show on the 30th anniversary of the Oakland firestorm. Listen here.

Julia Flynn Siler‘s story, “The Safe Place That Became Unsafe,” won Best Investigative Reporting in Folio’s Eddie and Ozzie awards. Read Alta Journal’s story on the awards here.

Arts & Antiques ran a four-page excerpt from Gabrielle Selz‘s forthcoming biography, Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis, in its October issue.

The Wall Street Journal published Julia Flynn Siler‘s review of The Gilded Edge: Two Audacious Women and Cyanide Love Triangle That Shook America.

Alta Journal featured Julia Flynn Siler‘s latest book, The White Devil’s Daughters, in its Fall books guide and interviewed her about it.

Katherine Ellison joined a great lineup of 11 other TED talkers Saturday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. with her contribution on “The Wisdom of ADHD.” Information at: TEDxMarin

The California Sun newsletter interviewed Frances Dinkelspiel on Sept. 7, 2021, and asked her thoughts on a favorite place everyone should visit in the state, a hidden food gem, and who she would invite, dead or alive, to a dinner party.

Julia Flynn Siler co-presented the 90th annual California Book Awards at the Commonwealth Club on August 16, 2021.

Hyperallergic published Gabrielle Selz’s review of a new show of Pop artist Kiki Kogelnick’s work on August 15, 2021.

The Washington Post published Katherine Ellison‘s story on how Children’s Mental Health Badly Harmed by the Pandemic on August 14, 2021.

Alta Journal published Julia Flynn Siler‘s feature story on the unsolved murder of Jane Stanford ‘A Horrible Death to Die‘ in its Summer, 2021 issue.

The New York Times published Gabrielle Selz’s essay When My World Fell Apart, I Turned to Puzzles on June 23, 2021.

The Washington Post published Allison Hoover Bartlett’s article  Seeking clues to coronavirus by studying a person’s ability to taste bitterness on June 12, 2021.

The Washington Post published Katherine Ellison’s article, “95-year-old might have found the key to longevity: A purposeful life,” on May 15, 2021.

Julia Flynn Siler wrote a review of the book Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II, for the Wall Street Journal on May 14, 2021.

BookAuthority named Frances Dinkelspiel’s book, Tangled Vines, as one of the “Best Wine Audiobooks of All Time.” on May 3, 2021.

Gabrielle Selz‘s book, Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis, will be released by UC Press in October 2021.

Jeanne Carstensen sold her book, A Greek Tragedy, to Astra House, in July 2020. It chronicles the dramatic events of Oct. 28, 2015, when a boat carrying hundreds of refugees capsized off the island of Lesbos, Greece.